Senior Investment Associate Job at Founders Factory Africa (FFA)

Senior Investment Associate Job at Founders Factory Africa (FFA)

Founders Factory Africa (FFA)

Founders Factory Africa (FFA) is a pan-African company investing in transformative early-stage ventures, from founders with an idea to ventures raising a Seed round.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Investment Associate

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time / Hybrid

The Role

  • We are looking to hire a Senior Investment Associate to support our efforts in sourcing and qualifying early-stage startups in Africa.
  • The successful candidate will co-lead our ecosystem engagement efforts to source and identify promising startups, as well as lead the investment process which culminates into Investment Committee approvals.
  • The candidate must have a good understanding of technology and business models and have existing networks and exposure to the startup world within Africa.

Sourcing new investment opportunities and leading ecosystem engagement efforts:

  • Support in developing and maintaining an active partnership referral network within the African Tech ecosystem
  • Conduct market analysis and keep up to speed with sector trends and market performance
  • Lead deep dives, industry analysis, and market mapping. Source, identify, and evaluate new investment opportunities – startups and founders
  • Attending, participating, and hosting industry events to promote FFA venture programs, working together with the rest of the sourcing team.

Screening,  Qualifying, and presenting opportunities at the Investment Committee – Lead on converting investment opportunities:

  • Take responsibility for all aspects of the sourcing process (initial screening, negotiation, qualification process, due diligence, and stakeholder socialisation)
  • Conduct thorough opportunities assessment, including market and competitor analysis, technical due diligence, impact modelling, and financial model review
  • Prepare documentation to present and sell new investment opportunities internally and to the Investment Committee

Portfolio Support and monitoring:

  • Work with the portfolio and ventures team in strategic planning for company growth, business model design, and other critical support areas
  • Support in reporting expectations, including collecting and analyzing data from portfolio companies to feed to the portfolio team
  • Join internal board meetings

Candidate Profile

  • Have a minimum of 3  years of experience in a similar venture capital fund leading the end-to-end investment process
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, able to build a network, source companies, and develop relationships with top African entrepreneurs and other tech/entrepreneurship eco-system players in key markets across Africa
  • An analytical mind able to qualify and understand different concepts and business models
  • Independently be able to form views around investment decisions, make recommendations, and present deals to senior colleagues and the investment committee
  • Be proficient in Excel and comfortable manipulating data and building financial models
  • Knowledge and experience building financial models
  • Extensive knowledge, enthusiasm for, and interest in technology and start-ups
  • A self-starter who thrives in an autonomous role, with excellent prioritisation, self-organisation, and execution skills.

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

Method of Application

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